Category: Health & Nutrition

Eight Things You Didn’t Know About an Iconic Summer Fruit

Watermelons mean summer in most places, but perhaps no more so than in Florida, the country’s number one producer of this quintessential summer fruit. They may be 92 percent water, but there’s more to growing and eating watermelon… Read More

Pressure Cooker Class Shows How to Make the Most of Popular Device

By now, you’ve probably heard someone rave about their electric pressure cooker. Able to cook food more quickly than other kitchen appliances, these devices have recently surged in popularity. Sarah Ellis noticed the enthusiasm for the devices when… Read More

UF’s Field & Fork Program, Gator Dining Services Introduce Aeroponic Tower Gardens® to Student Learning Experience

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Urban agriculture can provide healthy, local food in more populated areas through home vegetable gardens, farmer’s markets, backyard poultry, and other production methods. This growing trend has extended to the University of Florida’s Gator Dining… Read More

Study Aims to Use Orange Peels for Something Useful: Better Heart Health

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — You’ve heard an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Now orange peels may improve your heart health. Yu Wang, an assistant professor of food science and human nutrition at the UF Institute of Food… Read More

UF Study: Hunger and Food Security May Impact College Student Health and Academic Performance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When she began her sophomore year in 2015 at the University of Florida, Angela Rodriguez experienced a gap in paychecks between the summer and fall semesters while she changed part-time jobs. Without a source to… Read More

UF Announces Expansion of Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry

Since 2015, the Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry has assisted members of the University of Florida campus community who experience food insecurity. At a groundbreaking ceremony on May 7, UF announced it will expand the… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Lecturer Named UF Undergraduate Teacher of the Year

Students won’t find monotonous lectures with rote memorization assignments in Laura Acosta’s dietetics courses at the University of Florida. Instead, dietetics majors find themselves engaged in memorable, meaningful learning experiences, such as conducting mock nutrition interviews, creating educational… Read More